Category: Announcement

Congratulations to Steven B. Reale – Winner of the Inaugural Prize for Excellence in Game Audio Research

Please join the AMS Ludomusicology Research Group in congratulating Steven Beverburg Reale (Assoc. Professor of Music, Youngstown State University) for winning the inaugural Prize for Excellence in Game Audio Research for his paper “A Musical Atlas of Hyrule: Video Games and Spatial Listening,” delivered at the 2015 conference of the Society for Music Theory! The prize was awarded by the Ludomusicology: Videogame Music Research Group (based in the UK) at their 5th annual conference held at the University of Southampton this past weekend. More information about the award, the paper’s abstract, and a video of Steven’s presentation at SMT can be found at the link below:

Steven B. Reale wins Inaugural Prize for Excellence in Game Audio Research

Congratulations, Steven!

AMS 2015 Panel Follow-up

Approximately 50 AMS members attended the the inaugural Ludomusicology Study Group meeting to hear an exciting panel of presentations from Neil Lerner, Dana Plank, and Roger Moseley (chaired by William Cheng).

At the brief organizational meeting during the panel, we discussed the topic of electing officers, including accepting (self-)nominations via email to William Cheng ( or the new study group email address: Nominations will be accepted until Dec. 15. See the “officers and contact” page for more information.

If you weren’t able to attend but would like to be added to the membership list, please let us know at the same group email address!

Ludo UK 2016 Call for Papers

The Call for Papers is now available for the 2016 meeting of the Ludomusicology UK Videogame Music Research Group! The meeting will take place from April 8th-10th, on campus at the University of Southampton. The keynote speaker will be Neil Lerner (Davidson College). Poster for the event available here.

AMS Organizational Meeting and Inaugural Panel

For those attending the 2015 American Musicological Society Meeting in Louisville, please join us as the inaugural meeting of the AMS Ludomusicology Study Group. There will be a 20-30 minute organizational session, followed by a panel of leading scholars.

Saturday, Nov. 14, 8:00-10:00pm (Breathitt Room)

William Cheng (Dartmouth College), Chair

Neil Lerner (Davidson College), “Garry Schuman’s Music for Destroy All Humans! (2005) and the Hybridity of Cinema and Video Game Scoring”

Dana Plank-Blasko (Ohio State University), “Paging Dr. Mario: Physical Impairment, Illness, and Disability in the Video Game Soundscape”

Roger Moseley (Cornell University), “Play and Display: Representations of Musical Recreation”